City College Brighton and Hove’s Acting department has been working with Nutkhut, the leading outdoor performance company, to stage Dr. Blighty, an ambitious new installation project taking place in the Royal Pavilion Gardens this week as part of the Brighton Festival.
‘Dr Blighty’ is based on an unexpected episode in Brighton's history when the Royal Pavilion Estate became a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers during the First World War. The students are playing the role of a disparate group of modern-day characters on a group tour of the Pavilion and working on the project has provided them with the opportunity to be an integral part of a high-profile professional production from preparation and rehearsals right through to final performances
City College Acting students in 'Dr Blighty'
Student Ashlie Bedwell says: 'It’s been a fantastic experience for all of us because we’ve been able to work with professional people and get an insight into our future careers and learn directly just not from the main actors but also the costume department and technical crew.'
Dr Blighty is at the Royal Pavilion Gardens, Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28 May, 2pm – 10pm. Free admittance.
City College is still recruiting for Acting courses starting in September. For more information, see www.ccb.ac.uk or call course information on 01273 667759.
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